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Miles Master

Miles M.27 Master Mk. III, RAF (Serial No. W8667), No.5 SFTS.
(IWM Photo, COL 198)(Source Harold A Skaarup Web Page)

The Miles M.9 Master was a British two-seat monoplane advanced trainer designed and built by aviation company Miles Aircraft Ltd. It was inducted in large numbers into both the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Fleet Air Arm (FAA) during the Second World War.

The Master can trace its origins back to the earlier M.9 Kestrel demonstrator aircraft. Following the failure of the rival de Havilland Don as a satisfactory trainer aircraft, the RAF ordered 500 M9A Master advancer trainers to meet its needs. Once in service, it provided a fast, strong and fully aerobatic aircraft that functioned as an excellent introduction to the high performance British fighter aircraft of the day: the Spitfire and Hurricane. Throughout its production life, thousands of aircraft and various variants of the Master were produced, the latter being largely influenced by engine availability. Numerous Masters were modified to enable their use as glider tows. The Master also served as the basis for the Miles Martinet, a dedicated target tug adopted by the RAF.

Perhaps the most radical use of the aircraft was the M.24 Master Fighter. Armed with six .303 in machine guns, it was intended to function as an emergency fighter during the Battle of Britain; this model did not ultimately see combat. Ordinary trainer models could also be fitted with armaments, including a single .303 in Vickers machine gun and eight bombs, albeit intended for training purposes only. Beyond the British air services, other nations also chose to adopt the Master, including the South African Air Force, United States Army Air Force (USAAF), Irish Air Corps, Royal Egyptian Air Force, Turkish Air Force, and the Portuguese Air Force. While thousands of Masters were manufactured, no complete examples have been preserved. Wikipedia

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General Harold A Skaarup Web Page

CASPIR Aircraft Groups:
Canadian Aircraft Losses (55)
last update: 2021-09-22 20:54:59

Master AZ311

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 AZ311

Known Squadron Assignments: ;52

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-February-10 KIFA RCAF Sergeant John Albert Arn 2021-12-30

Master AZ315

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 AZ315

Known Squadron Assignments: ;52

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-April-07 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Lloyd Nelson Brown 2021-05-10

Master AZ319

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 AZ319

Known Squadron Assignments: ;2

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-January-30 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Albert Edgar David 2022-04-19

Master AZ359

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 AZ359

Known Squadron Assignments: ;7

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-August-19 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Alfred Kenneth Green 2021-08-07

Master AZ525

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 AZ525

Known Squadron Assignments: ;5

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-April-10 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Thomas Rutherford 2022-01-18

Master AZ593

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 AZ593

Known Squadron Assignments: ;17

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-October-05 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Calvin Frederick Lee 2021-08-13

Master AZ658

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 AZ658

Known Squadron Assignments: ;17

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-July-28 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Walter Frederick 2021-08-06

Master AZ670

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 AZ670

Known Squadron Assignments:

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-September-14 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer John Hughes Rooney 2021-08-06

Master AZ698

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 AZ698

Known Squadron Assignments: ;17

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-September-16 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Howard William Scott 2021-08-04

Master AZ733

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 AZ733

Known Squadron Assignments: ;17

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-June-11 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Roger Johnstone Burrill 2021-07-28

Master AZ799

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 AZ799

Known Squadron Assignments: ;5

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-October-08 KIFA RAAF Sergeant Frederick John Linden 2021-10-12

Master AZ811

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 AZ811

Known Squadron Assignments: ;17

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-June-14 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer James Clark Greenwood 2021-08-07

Master DK915

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 DK915

Known Squadron Assignments: ;7

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-July-22 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Graham Paton Speirs 2021-07-23

Master DK920

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 DK920

Known Squadron Assignments: ;7

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-April-08 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Henry George Eise 2022-01-30

Master DK945

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 DK945

Known Squadron Assignments: ;17

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-August-20 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Jack Chester Roulston 2021-08-06

Master DL246

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 DL246

Known Squadron Assignments: ;5

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-July-17 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Richard George Foster 2021-08-06
1944-July-17 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Robert Owen Gregory Ives 2021-10-02

Master DL517

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 DL517

Known Squadron Assignments: ;5

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-July-16 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Richard Conant Babb 2022-02-25

Master DL522

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 DL522

Known Squadron Assignments: ;5

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-April-21 KIFA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Robert Emery Stewart 2021-07-22

Master DL609

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 DL609

Known Squadron Assignments: ;5

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-August-09 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Harold Duncan Tushingham 2021-07-14

Master DL611

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 DL611

Known Squadron Assignments: ;61

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-September-13 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant John Michael Kassaneff 2021-08-11

Master DL800

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 DL800

Known Squadron Assignments: ;17

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-January-21 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Michael Paul Fahey 2022-08-06

Master DL838

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 DL838

Known Squadron Assignments: ;7

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-September-07 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Fred Norman Andrew 2021-07-08

Master DM108

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 DM108

Known Squadron Assignments: ;5

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-April-28 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer William Wilson Alexander 2022-02-12

Master DM293

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 DM293

Known Squadron Assignments: ;5

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-July-05 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Jack Franklin MacDonald 2021-08-16

Master EM330

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 EM330

Known Squadron Assignments: ;7

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-July-27 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Hiram Archibald Mccormick McKell 2021-08-17

Master EM381

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 EM381

Known Squadron Assignments: ;5

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-November-07 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer James Orville Cross 2024-05-19

Master EM402

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 EM402

Known Squadron Assignments: ;3

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-December-27 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Kenneth John McDonald 2022-01-20

Master N7430

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 N7430

Known Squadron Assignments: ;242

last update: 2024-February-19
1941-January-17 KIA RAF Pilot Officer Joseph Adrien Deschamps 2021-08-04

Master N7432

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 N7432

Known Squadron Assignments: ;5

last update: 2024-February-19
1940-July-17 KIFA RAF Pilot Officer John Burrows Ashton 2022-03-12

Master N7766

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 N7766

Known Squadron Assignments: ;9

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-February-11 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Anthony Joseph Maher 2022-09-07

Master N7833

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 N7833

Known Squadron Assignments: ;57

RAF Command (http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=122961) and National Archives UK (http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C16756591) show aircraft as Miles Master I, serial no N 7833, and not as Spitfire. Pilot Officer Henry Archer Womack was killed. last update: 2024-February-19
1941-July-01 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer John Melvin Milmine 2021-08-16
1941-July-01 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Henry Archer Womack 2021-05-25

Master N7884

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 N7884

Known Squadron Assignments: ;59

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-May-26 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Herbert Henry Way 2021-07-10

Master N7931

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 N7931

Known Squadron Assignments: ;8

last update: 2024-February-19
1941-December-17 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Walter Ward Hughes 2021-03-23

Master N7960

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 N7960

Known Squadron Assignments: ;56

last update: 2024-February-19
1941-November-11 KIA RAF Sergeant Michael Thomas George Willson 2021-10-02

Master N8067

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 N8067

Known Squadron Assignments: ;400

With No. 400 (F) Squadron, RCAF, when it spun in at Wooldings Farm, Overton, Hampshire on 22 November 1942, killing Flying Officer R.M. Curphey. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-November-22 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Robert Maurice Curphey 2024-06-02

Master T8404

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 T8404

Known Squadron Assignments: ;9

last update: 2024-February-19
1941-December-07 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Vernon Dumaresq Bowden Martin 2022-10-30

Master T8431

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 T8431

Known Squadron Assignments: ;59

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-November-06 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant George Harry Frommelles Neate 2021-04-29

Master T8442

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 T8442

Known Squadron Assignments: ;5

last update: 2024-February-19
1940-December-13 KIFA RAF Sergeant James Docherty 2022-03-12

Master T8468

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 T8468

Known Squadron Assignments: ;9

last update: 2024-February-19
1941-April-22 KIFA RAFVR Leading Aircraftman James Arthur Baxter Day 2022-09-07

Master T8565

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 T8565

Known Squadron Assignments:

last update: 2024-February-19

Master T8565

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 T8565

Known Squadron Assignments: ;7

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-August-07 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Frank Belcourt 2021-07-22

Master T8567

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 T8567

Known Squadron Assignments: ;55

last update: 2024-February-19
1941-December-30 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Arthur Raymond Kirby 2021-08-12

Master T8602

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 T8602

Known Squadron Assignments: ;9

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-December-29 KIFA RCAF Sergeant William Edmonstone Woodington 2021-07-06

Master T8616

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 T8616

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1406

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-January-06 KIFA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Lawrence Munro McLean 2021-05-24

Master T8746

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 T8746

Known Squadron Assignments: ;59

last update: 2024-February-19
1941-July-07 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Kenneth Lindsay Shonk 2021-07-30

Master T8774

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 T8774

Known Squadron Assignments: ;61

last update: 2024-February-19
1941-December-15 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Stanley Peter Kurek 2021-08-12

Master T8780

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 T8780

Known Squadron Assignments: ;52

last update: 2024-February-19

Operational 1941-05-05 to 1941-05-05

58 () OTU (RAF) RAF Grangemouth

58 Operational Training Unit, RAF Grangemouth. Miles Master aircraft T8780 crashed 3 miles North of Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland on a training flight, cause undetermined

Pilot Officer VC Arnold (RCAF) was killed in the crash

Pilot/Instructor, Flight Sergeant JT Dunmore (RAFVR) was severely injured in the crashed and later died in Larbert Military Hospital 1941-05-17

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General 58 OTU Roll


1941-May-05 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Victor Charles Arnold 2023-01-19
1941-May-05 KIFA RAFVR Flight Sergeant Jack Townley Dunmore 2023-01-19

Master T8880

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 T8880

Known Squadron Assignments: ;8

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-January-15 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Ronald Norman Wycherley 2022-10-30

Master W8773

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 W8773

Known Squadron Assignments: ;5

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-October-04 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Thomas Frederick Hyndman 2022-12-28

Master W8778

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 W8778

Known Squadron Assignments: ;9

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-June-08 KIFA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Kris Herbert Moon 2021-08-16
1942-June-08 KIFA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Frederick George Pafford 2021-08-18

Master W8786

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 W8786

Known Squadron Assignments: ;8

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-July-29 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Wilfred Lawrence McGinn 2023-01-01
1942-July-29 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Hugh John Miller 2023-01-01

Master W8850

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 W8850

Known Squadron Assignments: ;287

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-February-12 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Russell Norris Langley 2022-06-18

Master W8960

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 W8960

Known Squadron Assignments: ;1

#1 Refresher Flying Training School. Pilot Officer Adams was killed when his Miles Master III aircraft W 8960 crashed also killing Flying Officer GF Brittlebank (RAF) Pilot Officer Adams had been posted to #152 Squadron to fly Spitfire aircraft. last update: 2024-February-19
1942-September-29 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Thomas Ritchie Clarke Adams 2021-08-21

Master W9003

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 W9003

Known Squadron Assignments: ;61

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-May-04 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Anthony Pensa 2021-08-16

Master W9083

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 W9083

Known Squadron Assignments: 7 PAFU

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-June-04 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Allan Thompson Hinton 2021-05-19

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